Jon M. Sweeney

“Sweeney writes very well and recreates critical scenes with admirable clarity. His skill is stunningly exemplified in his sensible but sensitive treatment of Francis’ reception of the stigmata.” —Eugene Kennedy, America, June 1, 2015

“Jon Sweeney is a master at retrieving the treasure of the Christian past and restoring it to currency for the Christian present.” —Barbara Brown Taylor, author of An Altar in the World (for When Saint Francis Saved the Church)

“Jon M. Sweeney’s loving portrait of Celestine V is that rare work of history that also feeds the soul.” —John L. Allen, Jr., Vatican correspondent for National Catholic Reporter; author All the Pope’s Men